WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Why are Hand-Signed Labels sought after by sophisticated collectors? Over time, there has been much interest in the autographs of famous figures in the coin world. Passionate coin collectors take great pleasure in the “hunt” for their treasured autograph signed labels. It is no surprise that certified coin labels quickly became favorites of coin collectors from all over the world. Of all the autographs in the numismatic world, collectors find John Mercanti signed coins to be the most desirable.
In 1974, John Mercanti began his work at the US Mint as an assistant sculptor and engraver. In 1985, an open competition was held by the Commission of the Fine Arts to choose who would design the reverse side of the soon-to-be-released American Silver Eagles. John Mercanti won the contest and designed the beloved Heraldic Eagle found on the reverse side of the coveted American Silver Eagle.
Mercanti was appointed as the 12th US Mint Chief Engraver and became the most famous US coin engraver ever. It is no wonder why his autograph is the most desirable one to collect. A Mercanti signed label increases the value of the coin substantially. While Mercanti lent his signature to both PCGS and NGC grading services. he signed an agreement so that his signature would be exclusively NGC.
Why Collect/Invest in American Eagles?
Each coin is a work of art in its grace and beauty. The American Silver Eagle bullion coins may be used to fund Individual Retirement Account investments. These silver dollars are a great investment as collectors flock to this rare coin.
BIG DOINGS AHEAD
In mid-2021, Mercanti’s rendition of the heraldic eagle is rumored to be replaced by a new reverse design. As the excitement grows, the demand for the original 1985, the pre-change 2021, and the soon-to-be-released new design has us all on the edge of our seats.
If not delayed, this would be the only time that the US Mint would be producing two designs in the same year. 2021 is surely shaping up to be a legendary year for collector
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